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Old Aug 16, 2012, 01:37 AM
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Beginner in CP or beginner in helis? Makes a big difference.
Beginner in CPs.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 01:42 AM
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Beginner in CPs.
The problem with the HK FBL 100 is that its transmitter is not programmable. This is not good for beginners as you will not be able to learn how to program and use different ptich and throttle curves. Moreover, the FBL 100 has been reported to be quite twitchy for beginners while it is better for 3D.

I would look at the MCPx with a DX6i transmitter, or the Walkera MIni CP. There is a Genius CP rebrand by Xheli called the XH100 that comes with a programmable transmitter at $140. You have to bear in mind though that you have got great support for the mCPX in the US including the ability to buy parts at your LHS.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 01:57 AM
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There is an option for the programmable tx on banggood at 20 extra bucks.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 03:33 AM
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Sounds good if FBL100 has no tail pitch loss and we use main gear and swash plate. Think I'm going to get one. So it should loop, roll and invert easier than stock mcpx v2? But you are saying the Walkera Genius and Mini still outperforms it?
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 05:03 PM
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The problem with the HK FBL 100 is that its transmitter is not programmable. This is not good for beginners as you will not be able to learn how to program and use different ptich and throttle curves.
On the other side there's a lot of RC heli pilots these days who teach themselves to fly so having a ready to fly heli takes the setup issues away that could otherwise make learning more difficult. Once they learn to fly and understand how everything works they can learn setups on their next (perhaps 450 size) heli.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Is this a good beginner rc helicopter to start learning? I'm torn between this and the mcpx.
No this is not a good beginner heli. Get a blade CX2 or something as an intro heli. You will destroy this thing in a matter of minutes if you have not flown a heli before.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:08 PM
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No this is not a good beginner heli. Get a blade CX2 or something as an intro heli. You will destroy this thing in a matter of minutes if you have not flown a heli before.
He's not new to helis, just to CP:

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Beginner in CPs.
So going back to a coax is not needed. But I would not advise taking a new heli which has not been proven durable yet. Better get a mCP x or MiniCP or Genius.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:35 PM
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I needed something to get my "feet wet" (thumbs wet?) on CP and bought an exceed rebranded genius cp (the xh100) from xheli. It is great for learning the cp ropes, and at the moment there isn't a better price on a proven durable micro cp with programmable transmitter. The rebranded exceed is currently on sale for $116 including the devo 7 Tx and the original Genius (same exact heli) is 121. Also free shipping at the moment. This makes it cheaper than the FBL100 when you include shipping AND it comes with a computer tx! Granted, the devo 7 is not exactly intuitive but it is far ahead of the dx4e or the hisky non programmable.

just my humble opinion.

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:18 PM
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He's not new to helis, just to CP:



So going back to a coax is not needed. But I would not advise taking a new heli which has not been proven durable yet. Better get a mCP x or MiniCP or Genius.
I have to say I've dropped my FBL100 heavily nearly a dozen times with no physical damage. The swash plate used to separate but I've epoxied it now and it holds together perfectly. The ball joints and links are solid and even with the epoxied swash plate I've never popped a linkage or damaged a ball joint. The only issued I've had is a bit of grit got into the pitch servo gear and jammed it and the canopy has split which has been repaired using cello tape on the inside. Now it still looks like new and its less prone to splitting if I drop it. Ive not broken a tail boom or even the landing skids. Seems to be pretty robust to me - mind you I always fly on grass.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Well, I'm still a heli newbie. When I got my Nine Eagles solo pro 100, I could barely hover, then after getting and flying my Blade Mqx, I can fly my 100 around pretty well until I lose orientation. So I think that a micro is a better CP for a beginner than a 450, but I also think that an MQX or WL toys V929 is also a great tool to learn REAL heli controls, it made ALL the difference for me.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 04:51 PM
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FaTedev Turnigy FBL100 3D tricks (5 min 55 sec)


todays fun, it was getting late on and ground mist was coming in. The top of my case was damp lol and I didn't know hehe.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 01:25 AM
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I know the supplied blades are meant to be beginner blades, but I found it much more stable and less twitchy with the Nine Eagles solo pro 100 blades.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 01:29 AM
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the supplied blades are speed blades and as the name implies there for darting around, I switched them out for mCPX blades and well look in the video above your post I can hold inverted tail down funnels fine now before I was using 100% and it would still brake out.
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Will be posting a full project later (busy rebuilding my site) but heres a few pictures of the case I made for my FBL100. As a quick tip a friend uses a EEE laptop case for his mCPX and parts etc also a cool idea
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 04:04 PM
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have you tried the same bind test procedure of the v911 on the fbl100 for turnigy 9X transmitter ?
Maybe it will works ?
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